Trends in Basement Wet Bar Remodeling

As the chilly fall temperatures start to roll in, it’s time to make the dreaded transition from outdoor to indoor entertainment. Whether it’s a smaller free-standing unit tucked in a prominent empty corner or a larger restaurant-grade bar, the lower level wet bar is a definite crowd pleaser for your next football party, holiday gathering or social get-togethers. Here is a review of local Indianapolis basement bar remodels. Could you see one of these bars in your home?

Website1Shaffer06Do you have sport enthusiasts in your family? Well, this would be the perfect bar to watch the big game! Bar stool seating offers a great view of the television with plenty of countertop space to munch on tasty game time appetizers. The beverage fridge means that a cold beer or soda is always within arms reach while glass front cabinetry allows plenty of storage for your glassware and favorite liquor bottles.

WebsiteBar_01This versatile wet bar is not only stunning, but features many family friendly amenities. Glass front cabinetry and the glass tile backsplash gives the wet bar a sophisticated grown-up look. Elevated racking not only adds visual interest, but keeps unopened wine bottles out of hands reach. A locked base liquor cabinet offers parents peace of mind while the beverage fridge stocked with sodas, juices and waters is perfect for the kiddos of the house. The large island offers plentiful seating for family game nights, adult wine tastings or poker nights.

WebsitePD3_1800This wet bar is the perfect example of how to maximize those awkward small nooks in your home. Although small in size, this wet bar will definitely get the party started. The wine fridge keeps your favorite white wines and pinot noirs at the optimal temperature. Dark cabinetry provides plenty of storage for board games, glassware, etc. The warm colors of the “Copper Rust” slate tile backsplash adds to the cozy factor of this built-in bar.

WebsitePD3_3738Located just off of the media area, fireplace and guest bedroom of this walk-out basement, this multifunctional wet bar serves as the main hub of the basement. The rich colors of the glass tile backsplash, granite countertops and cabinetry gives the area an elegant look that is sure to impress. The french-door refrigerator, convection microwave oven, and beer tap offers convenience for weekend guests or quick access to snacks during family movie nights.

WebsitePD3_3952For all of you wine connoisseurs out there, this is a must-have bar for your home. Comfortable bar stool seating is perfect for sipping on savory wines. The distressed black cabinets, rustic “Chadwick” mini pendants in an oil bronze finish and custom-made cork backsplash adds to the winery look and feel of this basement bar.

WebsitePD3_3966Here is another great example of how an empty corner can be easily transformed into a quick access bar. Open shelving allows for an easy reach to pilsner glasses and a quick fill of your favorite brew from the stainless steel beer tap. This highly accessible set up is perfect for your dinner guests to help themselves without hiking back and forth from the garage to grab their next drink.

WebsiteWhonPhoto_Craig003Calling all karaoke lovers, with a bar like this, you’ll never have to travel to your local karaoke bar ever again! Bring the scene of the crime to the comfort of your home. This Greenwood area bar is a juxtaposition of contemporary elegance and masculine charm. Built-in speakers flanked on each side of the bar creates sound perfection. Mounted on the stunning ledge stone wall, the flat screen is highly visible making it easy for the singer to read lyrics. The back-lit beverage fridge is easily accessible for those who require a little liquid courage before taking center stage.

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Basement of the Week: From A Drab Man Cave To A Swanky Karaoke Lounge

Located on the south side of Indianapolis, this formerly dark basement did not give off a fun or welcoming vibe for these karaoke loving homeowners. While the husband wanted to keep a sense of the man-cave, they both wanted to create a space that felt energetic, modern and contemporary, where they could entertain, have a place for conversation and a place for relaxation.



WebsiteWhonPhoto_Craig002Due to the lack of natural light in this area, the homeowners concentrated on ways to brighten up this previously dark space. To bring more light to the area, six recessed can lights were installed in the ceiling. In addition, an 18′ mini chandelier was installed to not only brighten the space, but to compliment the desired contemporary look. The orange walls were painted soft beige and the base boards, stairs, balusters and railing were painted white to match the newly added bookcases.




Once the demolition of the brick wall was complete, the framing, plumbing and electrical was installed for the new wet bar. The mink cabinetry features stemware & wine racking, glass front doors to showcase their favorite liquors and even custom shelving for their karaoke machine and speakers. The sleek backsplash and bar wall features Roman Beige ledge stone. White Corian countertops called “Witch Hazel” was selected to help balance the contrasting colors of the dark cabinetry and light ledgestone.





Located just off of the lounge and wet bar room, this transformed area serves as a gaming center and a theatre room. To provide good traffic flow in-between the two areas, the doorway into the room was widened.


Coordinating with the wet bar, the new gas fireplace features the same stone used for the backsplash and bar wall. The mink cabinetry and built-ins provide ample storage for board games and movies. The Kichler multi-light pendant brightens up the space while also adds modern elegance to the room.

websiteWhonPhoto_Craig015Poplar wainscotting was installed on the theatre room walls and then stained to match the cabinetry in the theatre room and wet bar.








“Our favorite part of the whole remodel is definitely the bar. We are so ecstatic to have a place to sing karaoke and have fun with our friends and family without ever leaving our home.”

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DSCN4573 EXISTING KITCHEN: Located on beautiful wooden lot in Martinsville, the original 17-year-old kitchen and family room left little to be desired for the homeowners. “We were so tired of the old 90’s design in our kitchen and family room. Each room had a gimmicky theme and we were ready for something a little more contemporary with a rustic edge.”


WebsiteToffoloKitchenThe original perimeter cabinets were still in great shape and functioned well in their existing locations; however, they needed cosmetic upgrades in order to modernize the space. The perimeter cabinets were painted “Eggshell” with a Pewter Glaze applied around the raised panel edges. New pull handles in a brushed satin nickel finish were installed to replace the old hardware.

Website_WP34767In order to receive the homeowner’s new farmhouse style sink, the base cabinet was modified to fit the sink front.

Website_WP34754To provide better ventilation above the stove, the microwave was removed from the upper cabinet and replaced with a higher-end vent hood. Custom woodwork was then added to conceal the vent and crown molding was applied to the raised upper cabinets to complete the final look.


Website_WP34747To accommodate more seating and storage, the homeowners opted to remove the original island and replace it with a larger island in a contrasting “Espresso” color. The new island now offers more space for seating, storage and also houses the new location of the microwave. Three new pendant lights in an oiled bronze finish were installed above the island making it the main focal point of the room.


_WP34716Pairing perfectly with the newly painted cabinets, “Black Pearl Suede” granite countertops were installed on the perimeter cabinetry. Completing the two-toned look, contrasting granite in a “Pergaminho” color was selected for island countertop. Larger format 3” x 6” tiles called “Catania Blanco” were selected for the kitchen backsplash giving the space the desired rustic look.


DSCN4561“Our original fireplace had a very cold look to it with the large white tiles. It didn’t give off a very warm and cozy feeling.”

Website_WP34735To warm up the space, the tile was removed and replaced with a multi-color stacked stone. The fireplace wall was then painted deep green creating a breathtaking feature wall in the family room.

FINAL RESULT: “Being entertainers, we are thrilled to host our friends and family in our newly remodeled kitchen and family room. Of the entire space, we love the island countertop the most and can’t wait to show it off.”

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